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Salish Sea Sentinel | November 16, 2018

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Learning Hul’qumi’num

June 29, 2017 |

More than 100 students participated in this year’s Spup’titul Hul’q’umi’num Language Competition at Ladysmith Secondary School on June 1.

The group from School Districts 68 and 69 included both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students of all ages.

Fourteen teams spoke the … Read More

Halalt kids learn about sea life

June 29, 2017 |

Children learned about the ocean by looking at artifacts and live animals that were brought to the community by the Vancouver Aquarium on May 28.

– Photos by Tricia Thomas

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Raven John: Transformation & Art

June 29, 2017 |

By Tessa Vikander

Raven John’s namesake, the raven, is “a trickster, a teacher, a transformer,” something John relates to as a two-spirit artist and activist.

John – of Coast Salish (Sechelt) and Stó:lō (Chawathil) background — is a recent graduate … Read More

TRC calls to action cover walls of new exhibit

June 29, 2017 |

By Tessa Vikander

The recently opened WE CALL exhibit is loud, and not just because its text murals span two large walls from floor to ceiling.

Behind the scenes of the display at Simon Fraser University’s Teck Gallery, a community … Read More

Touring Tsawwassen Mills

June 29, 2017 |

A group of people from various Coast Salish nations on Vancouver Island toured Tsawwassen nation’s newly opened mall on May 25.

The leaders toured Tsawwassen Mills after a Naut’sa mawt Board of Directors’ meeting nearby. The event was led by … Read More

lessLIE: Modernizing Tradition

June 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

For Coast Salish artist lessLIE, even his name is a well-crafted piece of art.

“My colonized, Catholic, Canadian name is Leslie Robert Sam,” he introduces himself. “And my decolonized artist name is lessLIE.”

The self-given name has … Read More

‘We have so much to lose’: working together on oil spill response

June 29, 2017 |

Coast Salish leaders from Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council member nations see an opportunity to form an oil spill response task force in light of increasing risks to the coast.

And according to retired Canadian Coast Guard superintendent Don Rodden – … Read More

Stz’uminus celebrates growth with new businesses at Oyster Bay

June 29, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

A year after starting construction on the Oyster Bay community, Stz’uminus held a celebration to mark the opening of new businesses on the site.

On June 1, several dozen of the nation’s business partners, community members and … Read More

Tsleil-Waututh elder receives award for visionary work

June 29, 2017 |

Tsleil-Waututh elder Margaret George has been honoured for a lifetime of visionary work around education and community service.

George was honoured at Native Education College’s sixth annual awards gala to honour alumni. The event took place at Musqueam on June … Read More

‘I will die for this land’: Kinder Morgan opposition ramps up

June 29, 2017 |

Photos and story by Cara McKenna

When it comes to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, “There’s one thing that the government and all its representatives forgot,” said Musqueam activist Audrey Siegl, speaking to a crowd of hundreds. “That we come from … Read More